How does reimbursement status affect smoking cessation interventions? A real-life experience from the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey

Karadogan D., ÖNAL Ö., KANBAY Y.

TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES, vol.17, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.18332/tid/100412
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: reimbursement, smoking cessation, insurance coverage, treatment adherence, quit success, SELF-REPORTED SMOKING, ADHERENCE, VALIDITY
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


INTRODUCTION In the last decade, outpatient smoking cessation clinics (SCCs) in Turkey have been extended countrywide. Initially, only counseling was covered under health insurance. In 2011 and 2015, free varenicline and bupropion preparations were distributed to SCCs, periodically. In the current study we aimed to compare outcomes between the free and paid medication periods.